Proverbs 18:16 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
Immanuel, God with us. That is the gift of Christmas. God is with us, and as we go forth as His hand extended - we become the instrument of His gift to all man. We, who belong to Christ, are Christmas in the flesh. We bless and we hug our family and friends with a wish of Immanuel for all the lives we come across, even the rude ticket handler at the airport or cab driver who cut you off. We can be Christmas, or we can sell Christmas as a trinket. Christ is the gift that keeps on giving eternally. Wow! What did you get for Christmas? I got eternal life, and that will never fade away or grow old. Merry Christmas, everyone, and God bless us all. Isa. 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.